Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
a personal plea for federal disaster aid in the wake of hurricane sandy. the republican governor paid an unannounced visit to the white house to ask the president for $83 billion in aid for new jersey, new york and connecticut. he also met with members of congress. it was their first meeting since touring new jersey disaster areas in late october. >>> tea party leader and some say gop king-maker, senator jim demint of south carolina, is stepping down from congress, this happening on january 1st. demint will become head of the heritage foundation. that's a conservative think tank with an $80 million-a-year budget. demint is just two years into a second six-year term, and south carolina governor nikki haley will appoint his successor. >>> so, 2012 was officially the most expensive election in american political history. the final reports show that spending on the campaign broke the $2 billion landmark and milestone in its final weeks, helping set the record. las vegas casino mogul sheldon adelson and his wife poured more than $95 million into super political action committees that helpe
Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
will be getting together for this huge sandy relief concert. this will be massive and will be broadcast to over 2 billion homes worldwide, making it the most widely distributed music event in history. the lineup just as huge -- bon jovi, kanye west, paul mccartney, bruce springsteen, many, many more. it's going to be pretty incredible. >>> so, in absolutely shocking news -- i know you'll be floored about this one, dylan -- a reality series is being sued for staging events, allegedly, in the show. ame's "storage wars" is accused of planting valuable and unusual items on the show. a former cast member says he was fired after complaining about the deceptive practice. don't you love how we don't have bill interrupting me the entire time? dylan's so quiet over there. >> i didn't know i could! >> now you'll be doing it all the time. >> all the time. >>> the 2013 rock and roll hall of fame inductees have been announced, and some highlights are donna summer, heart, public enemy, rush and randy newman. quite the diverse group there. >>> finally, the year-end list and recaps keep coming, so twitter has rel
Dec 14, 2012 2:00am PST
by superstorm sandy sandy. >>> and just a spectacular light show to show you. it's going on right now as the earth passes through the tail of an asteroid. it's the peek of the annual meteor shower. you may be able to see it as many as 160 of them. they'll be streaking across the sky. pop your head out when you get a chance. >>> now for the friday morning markets. the dow opens the 13,170 after falling 74 points on thursday. s&p was down 9. the nasdaq lost 21. taking a look at overseas trading, the nikkei was down 5 points but the hang seng climbed 160. as fiscal cliff talks continue to drive markets today a new citigroup survey finds an even split on whether congress will reach that agreement on a tax and spending deal before the end of the year. >>> elsewhere, sprint/nextel's offers a $2 million offer to buy clearwire sent the stocks soaring thursday. >>> in other deal news, yahoo! seems to be interested in acquiring the up and coming news app summly, which was apparently launched by a 17-year-old. >>> meanwhile, congress is considering closing a loophole that allows software compani
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
, and bald. he dumps her immediately. >>> george's parents claim their house was destroyed by sandy. he moves in. jerry breaks up with his girlfriend because she instagrams everything that she eats. george tries to get a job with the nets. all good. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned. "way too early" starts right now. >>> typical middle-class family of four will see an income tax hike of under $2,200. how many of you can afford to pay another $2,200 in taxes? not you? i didn't think so. you can't afford to lose that money.